The Holy Eucharist

Rite II

as used at St Mark’s for weekday Eucharists

Holy Days coming up

The Liturgy of the Word

Opening Acclamation

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be God’s Kingdom now, and forever. Amen.

The Collect for Purity

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Kyrie

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

The Collect of the Day

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.

The celebrant prays the Collect of the Day

The First Lesson

The lesson is read

Your word is a lantern to our feet:
and a light upon our path.

The Psalm

The Gospel Lesson

The Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to…
Glory to you, Lord Christ.

The lesson is read

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
⁠the Father, the Almighty,
⁠maker of heaven and earth,
⁠of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
⁠the only Son of God,
⁠eternally begotten of the Father,
⁠God from God, Light from Light,
⁠true God from true God,
⁠begotten, not made,
⁠of one Being with the Father.
⁠Through him all things were made.
⁠For us and for our salvation
⁠⁠he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
⁠he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
⁠and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
⁠he suffered death and was buried.
⁠On the third day he rose again
⁠⁠in accordance with the Scriptures;
⁠he ascended into heaven
⁠⁠and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
⁠and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
⁠who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
⁠With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
⁠He has spoken through the Prophets.
⁠We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
⁠We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
⁠We look for the resurrection of the dead,
⁠⁠and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

The Prayers of the People

I ask your prayers for God’s people throughout the world; for our Bishop, our rector, our wardens and vestry, for this gathering; and for all ministers and people.
Pray for the Church.

Silence

I ask your prayers for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people.
Pray for justice and peace.

Silence

I ask your prayers for the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, and those in prison.
Pray for those in any need or trouble.

Silence

I ask your prayers for all who seek God, or a deeper knowledge of him.
Pray that they may find and be found by him.

Silence

I ask your prayers for                             .

Silence

Praise God for those in every generation in whom Christ has been honored
Pray that we may have grace to glorify Christ in our own day.

Silence

O God, you are the Great Physician and the hope of us all: look upon your people for whom you sent your son Jesus, and during this pandemic give us your health, your strength, your wisdom, your hope, and your peace which passes all understanding. Help us in this time of terrible fear and uncertainty to choose faith and compassion, and to love our neighbor everyday. Stir in us the ability to trust that we are in your hands, and to know that they are good hands to be in. And, give us the never-ending Presence of Jesus. Amen.

The Confession

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

The Peace

The Peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.

The Liturgy of the Table

The Holy Eucharist

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give you thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and every-where to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

For you are the source of light and life, you made us in your image, and called us to new life in Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Sanctus

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
    Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    Hosanna in the highest.

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself, and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.

He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

The Memorial Acclamation

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts.

Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power,
and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.

The Fraction

Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

The gifts of God for the people God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts, by faith.

The Prayers for Spiritual Communion

These prayers are included for those who are unable to receive the Sacrament

In union, O Dear Lord, with the faithful at every Altar of your Church, where your blessed Body and Blood are being offered to the Father, I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving. I present to you my soul and body, with my earnest desire that I may ever be united to you. And since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself to you, and embrace you with all the affections of my soul. O let nothing ever separate me from you. Let me live and die in your love. Amen.

Grant, O Lord Jesus Christ, that as the hem of your garment, touched in faith, healed the woman who could not touch your Body, so the soul of your servant may be healed by like faith in you, Whom I cannot now sacramentally receive; through your tender mercy, Who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit ever one God. Amen.

The Post-Communion Prayer

Eternal God, heavenly Father,
you have graciously accepted us as living members
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,
and you have fed us with spiritual food
in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.
Send us now into the world in peace,
and grant us strength and courage
to love and serve you
with gladness and singleness of heart;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Blessing

The Dismissal

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.